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#Unemployment

# unemployment - This year 2022

Warning over linking unemployment benefits to previous earnings
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Warning over linking unemployment benefits to previous earnings

Jun 10th 2022, 12:11 PM 31,407 Views 32 Comments

The Economic and Social Research Institute said the move would give rise to weaker financial work incentives unless capped or time-limited.

Slight rise in unemployment in December, with the PUP reopening due to Covid restrictions
# PUP
# PUP

Slight rise in unemployment in December, with the PUP reopening due to Covid restrictions

Jan 12th 2022, 9:21 PM 8,019 Views 2 Comments

The unemployment rate in December 2021, adjusted due to the PUP, stood at 7.5%.

# unemployment - Last year 2021

'Order being restored' to public finances at a faster pace than expected, economists say
# Debt And Taxes
# Debt And Taxes

'Order being restored' to public finances at a faster pace than expected, economists say

Oct 7th 2021, 6:00 AM 14,207 Views 11 Comments

“Significant investments” in housing, climate change and healthcare will be required, the ESRI said.

10,000 jobseekers to be paid €306 per week as new work placement scheme launched
# Work Experience
# Work Experience

10,000 jobseekers to be paid €306 per week as new work placement scheme launched

Jul 12th 2021, 11:39 AM 76,192 Views 52 Comments

The Pathways to Work 2021-2025 strategy was launched by the government this morning.

Government announces €3.5 billion plan to get the economy through Covid
# PUP
# PUP

Government announces €3.5 billion plan to get the economy through Covid

Updated Jun 1st 2021, 2:15 PM 31,084 Views 85 Comments
  • The Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be phased out as part of the Covid-19 stimulus plan
  • The Covid wage subsidy scheme will be extended until the end of the year
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the pandemic caused "the most rapid and dramatic recession recorded outside of the world wars"
Minimum wage workers disproportionately affected by pandemic disruption, says ESRI
# Labour Shocks
# Labour Shocks

Minimum wage workers disproportionately affected by pandemic disruption, says ESRI

Apr 8th 2021, 12:12 PM 10,626 Views 28 Comments

With cost of living taken into account, Ireland has just the seventh-highest minimum wage in Europe.

New unemployment payment linked to past working history set to be introduced when PUP is phased out
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

New unemployment payment linked to past working history set to be introduced when PUP is phased out

Feb 6th 2021, 6:30 AM 186,136 Views 71 Comments

Varadkar said the phasing out of the PUP provides an opportunity to reform the country’s social welfare system.

# unemployment - All time

Christmas Bonus will be paid to over 1.6 million people in early December
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Christmas Bonus will be paid to over 1.6 million people in early December

Nov 26th 2020, 8:14 PM 34,071 Views 43 Comments

The bonus will be paid in the week beginning 7 December.

One in every five people out of work in October
# CSO
# CSO

One in every five people out of work in October

Nov 4th 2020, 12:02 PM 9,210 Views 8 Comments

Young people have been hit especially hard in the latest unemployment figures.

Over 34,000 additional people receiving PUP since start of Level 5
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Over 34,000 additional people receiving PUP since start of Level 5

Nov 3rd 2020, 3:52 PM 9,119 Views 13 Comments

Almost 330,000 people are now receiving the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.

Irish economy to shrink by between 0.4% and 1.1% this year, says Central Bank
# Economic Forecast
# Economic Forecast

Irish economy to shrink by between 0.4% and 1.1% this year, says Central Bank

Oct 6th 2020, 6:00 AM 11,913 Views 3 Comments

The latest forecast is buoyed by the ‘resilience’ of Irish exports.

Covid-19 unemployment rates fell in September but 'significant impact' remains
# CSO
# CSO

Covid-19 unemployment rates fell in September but 'significant impact' remains

Sep 29th 2020, 4:20 PM 13,503 Views 11 Comments

CSO figures show that the unemployment rate in September for people aged 15 to 24 rose to 18.9% – down from 19.5% in August.

New Pandemic Unemployment Payment bands kick in today, here's what you need to know
# Job Losses
# Job Losses

New Pandemic Unemployment Payment bands kick in today, here's what you need to know

Sep 17th 2020, 6:00 AM 46,596 Views 22 Comments

The PUP will move from two rates of payment to three rates, and the top rate is being reduced.

Pandemic Unemployment Payment to remain open for new applicants until end of 2020
# Covid19
# Covid19

Pandemic Unemployment Payment to remain open for new applicants until end of 2020

Sep 15th 2020, 6:58 PM 26,875 Views 23 Comments

Changes to payment rates will still go ahead as planned on 17 September.

Unemployment rate - including those on PUP - stands at 16.7%
# CSO
# CSO

Unemployment rate - including those on PUP - stands at 16.7%

Aug 5th 2020, 3:42 PM 23,617 Views 84 Comments

Just over 41% of people in the labour force aged between 15 and 24 were unemployed in July.

Pandemic Unemployment Payment extended - but some rates will be tapered from 17 September
# SUPPORTS
# SUPPORTS

Pandemic Unemployment Payment extended - but some rates will be tapered from 17 September

Jul 23rd 2020, 4:59 PM 51,425 Views 38 Comments

The wage subsidy scheme will also be extended but the Taoiseach indicated a move away from supports towards greater employment.

Minister signals change to pandemic unemployment payment on the way
# Welfare
# Welfare

Minister signals change to pandemic unemployment payment on the way

Updated Jul 13th 2020, 8:15 PM 100,236 Views 54 Comments

Some 95,800 people are now receiving the reduced payment of €203 per week.

Man arrested as part of investigation into Pandemic Unemployment Payment fraud
# Dublin
# Dublin

Man arrested as part of investigation into Pandemic Unemployment Payment fraud

Jul 2nd 2020, 3:12 PM 53,127 Views 13 Comments

The investigation is linked with up to 25 separate claims made under the scheme, totalling over €56,000.

Over one million people on Live Register or getting unemployment payment
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Over one million people on Live Register or getting unemployment payment

Jul 2nd 2020, 2:52 PM 13,778 Views 19 Comments

The number of people in receipt of Covid-related payments is decreasing as more businesses start to reopen.

Covid-19 has made low-paid jobs 'worse for workers but more valuable to society'
# Essential Workers
# Essential Workers

Covid-19 has made low-paid jobs 'worse for workers but more valuable to society'

Jun 12th 2020, 12:28 PM 15,384 Views 56 Comments

A new paper calls on policymakers to ‘transform’ precarious and low-paid jobs.

Pandemic Unemployment Payment to be extended for months, but reduced for part-timers
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Pandemic Unemployment Payment to be extended for months, but reduced for part-timers

Updated Jun 4th 2020, 12:19 PM 104,818 Views 162 Comments

The Taoiseach made the announcement at midday today.

Ibec warns of the 'sharpest compression of economic activity in living memory'
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Ibec warns of the 'sharpest compression of economic activity in living memory'

Jun 4th 2020, 12:05 AM 23,638 Views 45 Comments

The business lobbying group forecasts Irish unemployment to level off at 16% and GDP to contract by 11% for the year.

Half of under-24s in Ireland are unemployed, CSO figures suggest
# Covid-19 PUP
# Covid-19 PUP

Half of under-24s in Ireland are unemployed, CSO figures suggest

Jun 3rd 2020, 7:20 PM 16,929 Views 21 Comments

If all claimants of the Covid-19 PUP payment are included, 26.1% of the Irish workforce are unemployed.

ESRI warns against austerity measures in short-term as economy heals from the pandemic
# Downturn
# Downturn

ESRI warns against austerity measures in short-term as economy heals from the pandemic

May 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 20,145 Views 34 Comments

The think-tank has sketched the likely impact of the virus across a range of Irish economic indicators.

People warned not to fall for unemployment payment text scam
# Texts
# Texts

People warned not to fall for unemployment payment text scam

May 20th 2020, 5:58 PM 18,287 Views 7 Comments

The text states that the recipient is due to receive a payment, and asks them to click on a link.

Taoiseach hopes it will be possible for grandparents to visit and hug their grandchildren over the summer
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Taoiseach hopes it will be possible for grandparents to visit and hug their grandchildren over the summer

Updated May 13th 2020, 3:40 PM 81,394 Views 80 Comments

Leo Varadkar said a limited easing of restrictions could begin on Monday.

Ireland's unemployment rate would be 28.2% if people on pandemic payment were included
# Economic Shock
# Economic Shock

Ireland's unemployment rate would be 28.2% if people on pandemic payment were included

May 8th 2020, 12:14 PM 19,320 Views 60 Comments

The CSO has said people on the payment do not meet the definition of being unemployed.

Tourism, food and construction worst-hit by Covid-19 job losses
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Tourism, food and construction worst-hit by Covid-19 job losses

May 5th 2020, 9:19 AM 23,837 Views 32 Comments

Social protection minister Regina Doherty said she would hope construction workers would be returning to work soon.

Bord na Móna employees will continue to turn up for work every day despite attempted lay-offs
# Bord Na Móna
# Bord Na Móna

Bord na Móna employees will continue to turn up for work every day despite attempted lay-offs

Apr 30th 2020, 4:50 PM 17,133 Views 17 Comments

Last week it was confirmed that up to 230 workers were to be removed from the company’s payroll.

Donohoe describes predicted 22% unemployment rate as 'horrific'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Donohoe describes predicted 22% unemployment rate as 'horrific'

Apr 22nd 2020, 10:20 AM 28,200 Views 110 Comments

However, the finance minister said Ireland will rebuild its economy.

Future changes to pandemic payment and wage subsidy scheme to be considered, says minister
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Future changes to pandemic payment and wage subsidy scheme to be considered, says minister

Apr 21st 2020, 6:50 PM 49,145 Views 67 Comments

Paschal Donohoe says people may have to move to normal social welfare schemes and wages subsidy scheme will have to be tapered.

Over a million people in Ireland receiving some sort of State income support
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Over a million people in Ireland receiving some sort of State income support

Apr 20th 2020, 2:20 PM 11,962 Views 16 Comments

Around 50,000 people currently receiving the unemployment payment are receiving income support for the first time.

Recipients of Covid-19 illness benefit who were underpaid will get arrears this week
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Recipients of Covid-19 illness benefit who were underpaid will get arrears this week

Apr 8th 2020, 3:15 PM 23,204 Views 21 Comments

The department said the benefit was paid at the original rate “pending the system being built to apply the increased rate”.

More than 850,000 people now claiming Covid-19 unemployment benefits
# Financial Support
# Financial Support

More than 850,000 people now claiming Covid-19 unemployment benefits

Apr 7th 2020, 1:34 PM 25,350 Views 50 Comments

Tánaiste Simon Coveney also confirmed the Department of Foreign Affairs has helped some 4,600 Irish citizens return home.

Over 500,000 people either out of work or receiving pandemic payments, new stats show
# Coronavirus Crisis
# Coronavirus Crisis

Over 500,000 people either out of work or receiving pandemic payments, new stats show

Updated Apr 2nd 2020, 11:16 AM 41,379 Views 120 Comments

The CSO released the figures this morning.

Explainer: Here are the payments you're entitled to if your income is impacted by the coronavirus
# Covid19
# Covid19

Explainer: Here are the payments you're entitled to if your income is impacted by the coronavirus

Mar 24th 2020, 7:10 PM 88,387 Views 55 Comments

The government today announced additional supports.

There have been 58,000 applications for the Covid-19 unemployment payment
# Support
# Support

There have been 58,000 applications for the Covid-19 unemployment payment

Updated Mar 19th 2020, 9:40 PM 47,159 Views 59 Comments

Minister Regina Doherty said 43,000 of those applications have been processed so far.

Concerns that thousands spent on Jobseekers forced to do JobPath programme for a fourth time
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Concerns that thousands spent on Jobseekers forced to do JobPath programme for a fourth time

Nov 29th 2019, 12:55 PM 23,511 Views 84 Comments

The two private companies operating JobPath have been paid €207m.

'Ridiculous situation': Jobseekers forced to do JobPath programme for a third time
# Jobseekers
# Jobseekers

'Ridiculous situation': Jobseekers forced to do JobPath programme for a third time

Mar 7th 2019, 6:00 AM 64,724 Views 68 Comments

Private companies operating JobPath get over €3k for every jobseeker that makes it through the scheme.

Committee told man on JobPath scheme had his CV amended against his wishes to conceal his ethnicity
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Committee told man on JobPath scheme had his CV amended against his wishes to conceal his ethnicity

Jan 17th 2019, 12:15 PM 38,965 Views 29 Comments

Private companies operating JobPath get over €3k for every jobseeker that makes it through the scheme

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